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Brown praises budget deal’s investment in education, job creation State lawmakers announced a budget agreement Thursday that included a billion-dollar investment in K-12 education and a number of reforms to state government. In addition, 8th District Sen. Sharon Brown said she’s pleased that two of her regulatory streamlining bills will also be signed by the Governor before the end... Read More...
Brown’s job-creating reform bills pass unanimously in Senate The state Senate today made it clear that helping private businesses create jobs in Washington remains a top priority, passing two comprehensive economic-development reform bills sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5718 will help reduce the regulatory and clerical burdens faced by private business... Read More...
Latest budget proposal gets a thumb’s-up from Senator Brown Sen. Sharon Brown today voted for an updated state-government spending plan that she says focuses on education as the state’s top budget priority, while protecting Washington’s fragile economic recovery. “The Majority Coalition Caucus’ original budget proposal put education first, limited the growth of non-education spending and contained no new taxes.... Read More...
Brown-supported business bills signed into law by governor Gov. Jay Inslee signed another business-reform bill backed by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and sponsored by Puget Sound Republican Rep. Norma Smith. Brown and Smith worked together to write the legislation that furthers the goal of regulatory reform in Washington. “I’m very glad Norma sponsored the House versions of my... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for May 20, 2013 One week into the first “special session” of the Legislature and I’m working hard to make sure that the 2013-15 state budget doesn’t include any new or increased taxes. Last week mostly consisted of budget negotiations, ceremonial bill signings and meetings of policy committees, and now there are just three... Read More...
EDITORIAL: Business reforms are key to Tri-Cities job creation By Senator Sharon Brown Special to the Tri-City Herald The most efficient way to create jobs and stimulate a lackluster economy is to help businesses find more time and resources. Business owners who don’t have to spend time and money wading through the complex system of rules and regulations will... Read More...
Status update on my bills While many of my job-creation bills passed the Senate unanimously, it appears that some members of the House of Representatives are playing political games by holding certain bills hostage. And it’s not just my bills that are being affected…many of my colleagues are finding their unanimously-supported proposals held up by... Read More...
Comcast Newsmakers interview with Sen. Sharon Brown Comcast Newsmakers Washington, hosted by Sabrina Register, features five minute interviews with local lawmakers and others making headlines around the state. In this edition, Sabrina speaks with 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, about her business bills to help revitalize Washington’s economy. Read More...
Cutoff deadline reached, many bills survive Wednesday was the last day that bills could be considered in their body of origin. It’s a legislatively self-imposed deadline called “floor cutoff” that is designed to keep the process moving as we pass the halfway point of the 2013 session. After that, only bills considered “necessary to implement the... Read More...
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